Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Manufacturing Trends

Manufacturing Trends

Medical Device Inventory

Weapons, Wheat and Medical Device Inventory

When college students take their introductory economics classes, the first lesson drilled into their impressionable minds is that people face trade-offs. It’s one of the ten basic assumptions on which the...
MedTech Shrinking Margins

MedTech’s Shrinking Margins

The medical technology industry creates and supports nearly two million jobs across the United States. It is one of the few industries in the U.S. that is a net exporter and...
Competition in the Medical Device Field

Emerging Players in the Medical Device Field

In recent years, profit margins for medical device manufacturers have begun to erode and are projected to continue their decline. One of the primary drivers of downward pressure on margins is...
IATF and EAM

IATF: Don’t Overlook TPM in Your Certification Efforts!

Nearly every person connected to automotive manufacturing should be aware that September 2018 is the deadline for IATF 16949 compliance certification. That’s less than a year from now! Are you ready? This...
Analysts Discuss QAD

Reviews on QAD’s Direction

Over the last few months, we’ve been receiving excellent feedback from experts in the ERP software field on the direction that QAD is taking, especially with our vision of the Effective...
QAD Revenue Recognition

QAD Revenue Recognition: A Timing Issue Solved

The deadline for implementing new revenue recognition rules is fast approaching. Whether you would like to automate existing practices or meet compliance requirements of the new standards, QAD has a solution...
ERP System Customizations

ERP System Customizations: A Necessary Evil?

In the world of ERP, customizations have come to be accepted as a cost of doing business. In a recent paper by Mint Jutras, the following most common reasons for ERP...
ERP Software Best Practices

ERP Best Practices: Trick or Treat?

ERP software vendors often talk about best practices. What’s not to like? The concept is sound. Best practices can help to speed implementations by providing an existing framework. This prevents the...
Managing global supply chain risk

Managing Risk in the New Global Supply Chain

The new administration in the U.S. is beginning to make changes to trade policy, such as President Trump’s renegotiating of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and withdrawal from the...
Planning and Scheduling

Managing the Supply Chain in Difficult Economic Times

Even in the best of economic times, managing the supply chain can be incredibly difficult. Sure, it’s great when your business has more orders than it knows what to do with,...